Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rubber Duckie Spud

Today I found a potato that looks just like a rubber duckie. I'm hoping it will make me rich and famous.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Remind Me To Never Go Running Here

demotivational posters - IT'S A TRAP!!!
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Baking Photos

Here are some more pics of the baking that I did for the Black Walnut Festival. Again, if you would like recipes, let me know.

Oatmeal Cookies with Black Walnuts and Cranberries:

Black Walnut Cake:

Pinwheel Cookies with Black Walnuts, Raspberry Jam and Coconut:

The sale is today and we are having fantastic fall weather. Hopefully we will sell out!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Black Walnut Baking

On Saturday, our church will have a baked goods booth at the Black Walnut Festival in Camden, Ohio. Needless to say, I have been doing LOTS of baking with black walnuts. Here are some things that I did today:

Banana Black Walnut Bread:

Pumpkin Black Walnut Bread:

Black Walnut Bars (not sliced yet):

If you've never tried black walnuts, they are different from the usual english walnuts. The taste is much stronger and more aromatic. They are also very expensive--about $12/lb. If anyone ever invites you to help shell black walnuts, just say no! You have to open them with a hammer and then use a little pick to remove the nut meats. And they stain your hands. It's not a good time. But they are delicious! Email me if you want recipes.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I tried my hand at machine applique yesterday--and decided that I need a lot more practice! But this block will make a cute table runner or wall hanging if several mittens are made in different fabrics. I got the mitten template from the Connecting Threads site--it's a free pattern for a mitten garland, which is also really cute.